HE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators have scheduled a meeting to discuss a radioactive water leak that led to the shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.
GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show "Snake Salvation" has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer "moths" including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell in early trading Thursday after weak reports on hiring and retail sales. Disappointing earnings from Cisco Systems and Whole Foods also weighed the stock market.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After pummeling wide swaths of the South, a winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Mid-Atlantic region as it marched Northeast and threatened more power outages, traffic headaches and widespread closures for millions of residents.
ATLANTA (AP) - The second wintry storm in two weeks to hit the Deep South encrusted highways, trees and power lines in ice Wednesday, knocking out electricity to more than 350,000 homes and businesses.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A drugmaker working to develop a pill to boost sexual desire in women says regulators are demanding more studies on the experimental drug.
TLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Get ready for bacon like you've never eaten, drunk or worn it before.
ATLANTA (AP) - Forecasters issued an unusually dire winter storm warning Tuesday for much of Georgia, but many residents already were heeding advice to stay home and off the roads, leaving much of metro Atlanta a ghost town during the usually busy morning commute.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) - With temperatures rising on the Black Sea coast, the Sochi Olympics are starting to feel more like the Summer Games.
BOSTON (AP) - It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles into the Atlantic Ocean as part of his work to track currents.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama tells a non-denominational gathering of political leaders that freedom of religion across the world is important to national security and is a central tenet of U.S. diplomacy.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - G.I. Joe is turning 50.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead last year inside a rolled-up gym mat at school are suing the funeral home that handled his body.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate.